Andy Griffin has insisted that Stoke have the strength of character to avoid relegation this season.
The Potters have slipped into the bottom three after back-to-back defeats against Middlesbrough and Everton, but Griffin feels it is far too early to start panicking.
The defender accepts that it is important to start picking up points, but he has been encouraged by recent performances.
"We obviously find ourselves at the wrong end of the table, but we must also remember we have only played four games," Griffin told The Sentinel.
"I think we should have got a point from each of the last two games against Middlesbrough and Everton, but we know it's a thin line between success and failure at this level.
"Of course we were disappointed after the Everton game, but looking at our start so far I would say we have adapted to the Premier League and I think we can be quite satisfied in our performances - we just need to pick up more points."
Griffin was a member of the Derby side that struggled so badly in the Premier League last season, before he secured a switch to the Britannia Stadium in January.
However, he feels Stoke are mentally tough enough to mount a stronger bid for survival than the Rams.
He explained: "At Derby, when a goal went in there never seemed to be any belief we could get back into the game.
"But here we have the character in depth, the resilience and the desire. That has been quite evident in the games we have played so far.
"At 2-0 down against Everton certain teams would have crumbled. We were 2-0 (down) at half-time at home against Scunthorpe last season and won 3-2.
"It looked as though we could do that again and we must always have that kind of belief, not capitulate as soon as a goal goes in.
"I know we find ourselves at the wrong end of the table, but everyone is still positive and buzzing, and rightly so."
Griffin has also praised the supporters, adding: "I think our fans realise how tough this season will be.
"They were fabulous against Villa and Everton - and even out-sang the Middlesbrough fans up there."